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Dana Naimark (access required)

Dana Wolfe Naimark

Few have met someone more prepared for "every contingency" than Dana Naimark, president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance. It's among the reasons why she's so successful.

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Jodi Liggett (access required)

Jodi Liggett

Jodi Liggett has taken on the challenging task of representing Planned Parenthood's interests in Arizona, but her experience in tackling poverty, domestic violence, homelessness, and women’s reproductive health and rights runs deep.

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Wendy Baldo (access required)

Wendy Baldo (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Few provide a stabilizing presence at the state Capitol like Wendy Baldo, the Senate’s longtime chief of staff, who offers not just knowledge, but institutional knowledge, and not just any counsel, but counsel rooted in experience.

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Cathi Herrod (access required)

Cathi Herrod

Cathi Herrod, who earned her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, has her share of critics. But to supporters, she is a smart strategist, an effective articulator of the center’s agenda and a fearless apologist of the conservative right.

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Wendy Briggs (access required)

Wendy Briggs

A founding director at lobbying firm Veridus LLC and one of the most respected in her profession, Wendy Briggs has built a reputation as relentless, tireless, dependable and tough as nails – qualities that have served her clients well.

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Deb Gullett (access required)

Deb Gullett

When it comes to credibility and building relationships, among the best is Deb Gullett, whose experience in the public policy arena is as expansive as the Arizona sky.

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Patrice Kraus (access required)

Patrice Kraus

In the kingdom of term limits and constant turnovers, institutional knowledge is king. And few can match Patrice Kraus’ experience, skill and political acumen as a lobbyist.

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Flake drops out of ‘18 race (access required)

Sen. Jeff Flake

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake today announced that he isn’t running for re-election. The news, which the Arizona Republic broke, is expected to upend the state’s political scene and could plunge the Arizona Republican Party into disarray.

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